Five weeks to go until my viva

My preparation for my PhD viva has officially started.

On my desk, I now have a Wiro-bound copy of my thesis, sticky notes, index tabs, highlighters, and a couple of guidebooks on viva tips.

I first added index tabs on each section, and I have been re-reading the thesis while creating a page-by-page summary. At this stage, I spend only a couple of hours reading each day, but I will begin to prepare my answers to viva questions next month.



The other day, while having dinner, Luca said that if he could travel back to his student days, he would like to do more networking with people in the same field. I was, in fact, thinking exactly the same thing; my only regret is that I should have networked more seriously during my PhD programme. It will never be too late to start on it. The opportunities to meet researchers in the same field and in person were really special.


Aglio e olio, and Alsace wine


Ham Cucumber, and Tuna Salad Sandwiches